Lee Neubecker Interviewed Regarding Facebook Legislation

Employers in Illinois will be subjected to penalties starting at $200 for any employer that asks current or prospective employees to hand over their personal Facebook password for employer searches of their account information beginning January 1st, 2013. Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed the Facebook legislation into law this week. Employers are not restricted from performing public searches for Facebook account information in their efforts to screen prospective job candidates.

Forensicon’s President, Lee Neubecker, discusses the importance of individuals managing their public online persona and suggests monitoring any content referencing their name using search tools such as Google alerts and targeted searchs of Google’s popular search engine using search queries such as “site:facebook.com FIRSTNAME LASTNAME” to understand what data referencing themselves is in the public domain.

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